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Ballarat Botanical Gardens

By at June 11, 2015 | 12:20 pm | 0 Comment

The Ballarat Botanical Gardens Reserve is located on the western shore of the picturesque Lake Wendouree in Ballarat. The reserve covers 40 hectares that are divided into three distinct zones.The central zone preserves the Victorian style of pleasure garden and it’s a remarkable collection of flowers and trees.Open parkland buffers this garden on either side and these

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Pan for gold at Sovereign Hill

By at May 12, 2015 | 3:22 pm | 0 Comment

Step back in time to the days of Ballarat's gold rush at Sovereign Hill.Here visitors can pan for real gold and what you find, you keep.The gold rush began in Ballarat during August, 1851 where gold was discovered at the base of a hill, just metres from Sovereign Hill.In July 2012, three unnamed prospectors discovered a 3.66kg gold nugget valued at $500,000. The nugget,

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The Home of the Dr Blake Mysteries

By at March 24, 2015 | 10:00 am | 0 Comment

Popular Australian TV Drama series, The Dr Blake Mysteries commenced filming in 2009.  Ballarat Regional Tourism knew it would bring exposure to the city, but the success of the show has been huge and if you’re visiting Ballarat and a fan of the show, take the Dr Blake Mysteries walking tour.Ballarat’s Lydiard Street starred as the main street in this 10-part murder

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